EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Based on directives received from the District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and in order to protect the health of the public, Judge Grossman’s Chambers is adopting the following procedures in all matters. These procedures are designed to limit the need to appear before the Court. Please refrain from contacting the Court during this time period unless you have a matter that requires immediate attention. [Amended May 7, 2020]
Effective December 3, 2018, in all individual cases assigned to Judge Grossman, motions shall be required for all requests by debtors to enter into the Court’s loss mitigation program as follows:
The debtor shall: (a) serve the application upon the Office of the United States Trustee, the Chapter trustee and the mortgagee, in compliance with the Court’s loss mitigation procedures, (b) provide for 17 days’ notice, and (c) obtain a hearing date via the Court’s website.
The application shall: (a) include (i) the address of the subject property, (ii) the name of the mortgagee and (iii) the last 4 digits of the loan number, (b) include sufficient information to demonstrate that the debtor has a likelihood of succeeding in loss mitigation, (c) state whether the debtor has been denied loss mitigation option(s) within the year prior to the current request, and (d) if the debtor has been denied loss mitigation option(s) within the year prior to the current request, explain what circumstances have changed since the prior denial.
A motion for relief from the automatic stay pursuant to Bankruptcy Code §362 filed by the mortgagee shall be adjourned to the date of the hearing on the debtor’s loss mitigation motion.
Effective July 15, 2015, in all Chapter 7 cases assigned to Judge Grossman, motions shall be required for all applications by Chapter 7 trustees to retain counsel, except for retention of personal injury counsel. The Chapter 7 trustee shall serve the application on the Office of the United States Trustee and the debtor, provide for 14 days’ notice, and obtain a hearing date via the Court’s website.
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Hon. Robert E. Grossman
United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of New York
Alfonse M. D'Amato Federal Courthouse
290 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, New York 11722
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